The Famous Writer Ye Shit-Tao born in Tainan said: ” Tainan is a perfect place for dreaming, working, falling in love, getting married and living. ” Many historical sites in Tainan such as Grand Matsu Temple, Confucius Temple, Chihkan Tower, Hayashi Department Store and National Museum of Taiwan Literature (former Tainan Prefectural Government) often appeared in his writings. In his opinion, Tainan is a great place for living.
National Museum of Taiwan Literature(NMTL) is one of these tourist attractions located in downtown. This building has a distinguished history tracing back to 1916 full of an elegant atmosphere. You could see the exhibition, read, participate in cultural activities or enjoy the spirit joyfully in this quaint museum. Come with parents, friends or children because age is no limitation here. Everyone can find their own silent corner and immerse yourself in the beauty of literature.
We cordially invite you to visit NMTL. Start your Fantastic trip in Tainan from here. You will figure out why Tainan is a perfect place for living. Don’t forget to make yourself available for historic relics and food nearby.
The opening hours is 9:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M(Closed on Mondays)
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【English】Chen Cheng-po outdoor Art Museum
Chen Cheng-Po Outdoor Art Museum is exhibiting twelve pictures of Tamsui scenery by the first fine-art painter Chen Cheng-Po (1895-1947). The exhibition introduces viewers to historical aspects of the paintings, leading them into the Tamsui of former years. During the mid-1930s, Chen visited Tamsui frequently. He portrayed various natural and cultural products from the local area with paint, fountain pen, or pencil, on canvas or sketchbook. It is rare in Taiwan, even in the whole of Asia, for a painter to create such a great number of scenic works depicting a single location, so these paintings are special. Chen’s works are not only of value in terms of art history, they are also evidence of Tamsui’s history. Many scenes and buildings depicted in Chen’s works are still well-preserved. Guests may visit famous spots like Jinkang Street, Tamsui Red Castle, Chapel of Presbyterian Church, Tamkang Senior High School, and Customs Wharf, which have been depicted in Chen’s paintings. One may experience the history of the town of Tamsui through these incredible artworks. The exhibition is hosted by Tamsui District Office and Chen Cheng-Po Cultural Foundation, and is on display at the art gallery in front of the Presbyterian Church Chapel. Through a Beacon mobile guiding system, the visitor is able to view a detailed analysis of the painting while appreciating the works, and listen to the audio tour in Chinese, English, and Japanese.
蘭嶼，在許多台灣人心中，是個遙遠的傳說。 當地的原住民-雅美(達悟)族，嚴守自古以來的傳統知識，過著樸實的生活，與台灣其他原住民族相較之下，並沒有大規模遷移，因此保留了最傳統的生活方式。至今，即使年輕一輩的人選擇外出工作、住水泥房，仍然有許多非常傳統的長輩選擇遵循傳統，過著與世無爭、與大自然共存的生活。 這次踏入蘭嶼土地，大概是旺季前夕吧，並沒有過多的觀光客，緩慢的生活步調反倒能細心品味在地生活。下飛機後，映入眼簾的便是充滿熱情與南島風情的國度。在這樣的環境，步調不由自主地慢了下來，彷彿暫時遠離了都市塵囂。沿著環島公路，不時能看到當地住民悠閒的坐著，彼此聊聊天、喝喝茶; 亦或是老人家坐在自家門口，曬曬太陽、發發呆，散發出來那與世無爭的生活態度，是都市的人們無法遇見的。甚至路過店家，他們會熱情的打招呼，並聊上幾句，交朋友的模式不正是如此。短暫幾天的旅行，卻是收穫滿滿，除了將美景盡收眼底之外，也體會到在現在的科技時代下，較缺乏的人情味。
Shihsanhang Museum of Archaeology, New Taipei City
【 History of the Museum 】 The First Archaeological Museum in Northern Taiwan The Shihsanhang Museum of Archaeology was established in conjunction to the “rescue excavation” undertaken at the Shihsanhang Archaeological Site in 1990. At that time, Taiwan Provincial Government’s Department of Housing and Development planned to build a sewage treatment plant on top of the site. A group of noted archaeologists launched a campaign to rescue the artifacts at Shihsanhang, and they were able to garner a large amount of public support. As a result, the site was recognized as a second-class Historic Site, and part of the original site was ordered to be preserved. The Shihsanhang site is now a National Historic Site. In 1992, the Executive Yuan Council ordered the Taipei County government to establish a Shihsanhang Site Exhibition Room to display the objects that were unearthed. It was renamed to "Shihsanhang Museum of Archaeology" in 1998. It’s objectives were to preserve and display artifacts unearthed at the Shihsanhang Site, to serve as the archaeological museum of northern Taiwan, and to serve as an educational center to teach people about the importance of the prehistoric culture. After its official opening in 2003, the Museum has also become an ecomuseum of the Bali Left Bank area. The Shihsanhang Museum of Archaeology cost NT$380 million to build, paid for by both the federal, Taipei County and New Taipei County (since 2010) governments. Construction of the main buildings, the outdoor plaza and parking lot began in 2000, and the project was completed in 2003. 【 Buildings 】 Winner of the 2002 "Taiwan Architecture Prize" and the 2003 “Far Eastern Architect Awards” The Shihsanhang Museum of Archaeology was designed by architect Te-hung Sun.The main idea of design the museum was based directly on archaeological excavation and the fact that our ancestors crossed the great ocean and reached the coast of Bali by canoe.The Museum is composed of three distinctive building groups, representing the mountain, the ocean and time.The building materials include exposed concrete, sandstone and highly plastic titanium alloy. The steel structure represents the ocean, with its structural lines radiating toward the sea. The slightly angled roof represents a sand dune or the back of a whale swimming in the sea, images the people of Shihsanhang would have been familiar with as part of their daily lives. Visitors take the steps to an elevated viewing platform from where they can gaze into the vastness of the ocean and enjoy the novel experience of standing on the roof of one of the museum buildings. The simple and neat shape of the three-floor exposed concrete building represents a mountain. The two high walls point directly to the Tapenkeng Site located on Guanyin Mountain, alluding to the time-link between Shihsanhang and Tapenkeng Cultures. This representation of mountain and ocean meets in the octagon tower that links the past with the present and represents the passing of time. Designed to stand at an irregular angle of 17°, this structure alludes to the destruction of the historical remains and the impossibility of ever restoring the past. The arrangement of exhibitions in the building leads visitors through a series of different eras, allowing them to experience the passing of time and the lasting importance of each historical period. The Shihsanhang Museum of Archaeology is also designed in such a way that its ground floor is located 1.5m under ground level. The walkway to the entrance, which first climbs and then gently slopes downwards, symbolizes the fact that one is about to enter a treasure trove unearthed by archaeologists. The parts of the Museum that prove most popular with the public have been the “Whale Dune Observation Platform” and the angular irregular “Archaeological Octagon Tower”. These buildings are so distinctive that they received first place in the 2002 “Taiwan Architecture Prize,” and outstanding design in the 2003 “Far Eastern Architect Awards”. Official website：http://en.sshm.ntpc.gov.tw Facebook：www.facebook.com/13hangmuseum/ Transportation：http://www.sshm.ntpc.gov.tw/xmdoc/cont?xsmsid=0G245566982604740685 Google panorama：https://goo.gl/gpPhUx Introduction video：https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqbF3MnX7vs
十三行博物館為北臺灣第一座考古博物館，博物館的成立起因於1990年十三行遺址的搶救發掘事件。當時政府計劃興建污水處理廠，廠址即位於遺址所在地上，考古學者大力呼籲搶救遺址，獲得社會大眾熱烈的迴響，因而促成保留遺址部分面積，指定為臺閩地區第二級古蹟，並1992年奉行政院核定，由臺北縣政府負責籌設十三行博物館，以保存展示十三行遺址出土文物。2003年開館後，博物館行轉型為八里左岸生態博物館的核心。 本館建築由孫德鴻建築師設計，其設計理念來自於考古發掘及先民乘船渡海來台的意念。全館藉由三組不同型態的建築群，分別表達山與海、過去與現在的意象，並以真實透心的材質，如清水混凝土、砂岩及老化的金屬板等，構築成完整的理念。 全館凹陷於地下一點五米，觀眾入館前，需經歷一段向上後再緩緩往下斜伸的坡道，象徵走入考古學家發掘的地下寶庫。本館建築最吸引觀眾的為「鯨背沙丘瞭望台」，與傾斜不正的「考古八角塔」。鯨背沙丘瞭望台象徵海中的鯨背與十三行人當時生存的沙丘，觀眾可以從館外地面拾階而上，觀賞夕照、淡水河海與觀音山之美景。傾斜不正的考古八角塔則象徵毀壞的遺跡與無法還原的歷史真相。 博物館建築於2002年榮獲「臺灣建築獎」首獎，及2003年「遠東建築傑出設計獎」之建築界最高榮譽，深獲各界肯定。 更多詳情請見↓ 官網: www.sshm.ntpc.gov.tw FB紛絲頁: www.facebook.com/13hangmuseum/ 交通訊息: http://www.sshm.ntpc.gov.tw/xmdoc/cont?xsmsid=0G245566982604740685 博物館室內外環景地圖：https://www.omniguider.com/apps/indoor.html?m=cFPSuZP9Dq9 簡介影片：https://youtu.be/PF25PUvSQUA Beacon使用調查問卷：https://goo.gl/kBHnZT
「陳澄波戶外美術館」展示了臺灣第一代西畫家陳澄波（1895-1947）創作的十二幅淡水風景畫，並深入介紹遺留在畫作當中的種種時空線索，試圖帶領觀眾走入畫境，尋訪舊時淡水的歷史采風。 大約在1930年代中期，陳澄波曾頻繁地造訪淡水，以油彩、鋼筆或鉛筆等各式媒材，將那些觸動創作意念的在地自然與文化景物，鋪陳在畫布或素描本上。這批傳世畫作至為難得，同一時期的臺灣甚至亞洲，亦罕見單一畫家曾留有如此大量的、聚焦於單一地點的風景畫作品。 不只在藝術史方面有特殊價值，這位畫家的作品亦見證了淡水的往昔歷史。出現在陳澄波作品當中的諸多地景與建物，有相當一部份完整地存留迄今。民眾可以實地走訪鄰近九崁街、紅樓、淡水禮拜堂、淡江中學、海關碼頭等出現在畫作裡的知名歷史景點，透過這些難得的藝術作品，細細閱讀淡水小鎮的歷史故事。 本展覽由淡水區公所與財團法人陳澄波文化基金會合作規劃，陳設於知名古蹟淡水禮拜堂前的藝術穿堂。透過Beacon行動導覽系統，參觀者能夠透過手機，在欣賞畫作的同時，即時地閱覽畫面的細部解析，並收聽中、英、日文語音導覽資訊。